2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a plan adopted by 193 UN members in 2015. It aims at achieving prosperity with respect for people and the planet. It contains 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is a set of commitments by which the international community seeks to respond to the biggest challenges of our time – climate change, poverty, and growing social and economic inequalities – and to find a path to achieve these goals by 2030.

Unlike previous plans, the 2030 Agenda is not just focused on developing countries, but applies to everyone. It calls on all nations to take action on climate change, reduce unemployment, strengthen gender equality, or focus on strengthening peace and developing civil society to work towards poverty eradication and sustainable development. The individual objectives are interlinked and recognize that a balance needs to be struck between social, economic, and environmental sustainability, as interventions in one area will affect the others.

Although the 2030 Agenda was first adopted at the national level, the themes it addresses are relevant to urban areas. More than half of the world's population now lives in cities, and trends suggest that the share of the urban population will continue to increase. Cities are engines of economic growth, but they are also the biggest producers of pollution or places of great social inequality. It is clear, therefore, that the city's approach to the 2030 Agenda will be key to achieving the SDGs.

Bratislava has joined this initiative in an effort to secure the future of its citizens.

Implementing the 2030 Agenda in Bratislava

All strategic objectives of the Bratislava 2030 strategic plan are associated with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as defined by the UN in the 2030 Agenda.

All 193 countries, including Slovakia, have unanimously agreed on the goals and commitments of responsible and future-sensitive planning. In this way, global commitments are transformed into national priorities, which are further developed at a regional and local level.

The city of Bratislava, all its citizens, and local actors who sign up for this mission are part of this global coordinated effort to ensure sustainable and equitable development.

To ensure the implementation of the 2030 Agenda's principles, as well as methodological support for the development of a functional strategic plan, the Capital City of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava, is involved in the European Commission's URBACT scheme through the Metropolitan institute of Bratislava. Specifically, the project named Global Goals for Cities.

GG4C and the URBACT Scheme 

Global Goals 4 Cities (GG4C) is a strategic partnership of 19 EU cities focused on localizing, implementing, and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. 

This partnership provides support to cities in the form of training, knowledge, and know-how in the field of integrated action planning. The partnership is funded through the URBACT III scheme of the European Regional Development Fund's European Territorial Cooperation Program.

The Global Goals 4 Cities Partnership provides methodological support in defining the vision, strategic objectives, setting indicators and developing an action plan for the new strategy document Bratislava 2030.

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